Authored by Lisa H. Aofrate Ed.D. Illustrated by Kathryn Pierce Edition: First
This is a picture book about an endangered species, the green sea turtle, with scientific facts young children learn about through the life challenges of a fictional character, Mavis. There are also life lessons to be discovered and are included in the songs she sings. The music for the songs is in the back of the book as well as Resources for Curious Minds for those children wanting to discover and learn more about these creatures, either with parents or teachers.
About the author: The author is Lisa H. Aofrate, Ed.D.; her doctorate is in higher education. She also has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors in Elementary Education. She has taught from kindergarten to university level. She loves the awe inspiring new readers' "aha" experiences in learning. So she has combined the early childhood 'learning without knowing they are learning' method with scientific facts to teach young children about this one endangered species. There may be more books on other endangered species in the future. Lisa is very concerned about our world, our environment, and our survival as a human species. She is on the board of an ecological non-profit for this very reason. She hopes that children, teachers, and parents will join in to help our fellow creatures with enthusiasm. And if not, at least learn something about them in an enjoyable way.